Re: Debian Installer support for Sparc
On Sunday 13 July 2008, Chris Newport wrote:
An underlying issue here is that the soc.c and socal.c drivers are not
maintained and have not worked since 2.2.x
This means that the disk packs ( 3 drawers of 10 disks each ) usually
found on these machines will not work.
In that case I would say that the request to have them included in D-I was
not correct and that we should remove them again. If I see no objections
to that over the next few days, I will make that change.
says socal works from vanilla sources, if the poster was building a kernel
current at the time of his post then he can confirm they do work and should
1) The original poster needed the soc.c (Sun FC/25) driver which
definitely has not worked since 2.2.x
2) soc.c and socal.c (Sun FC/100) are both unmaintained
3) The above msg20892.html does not specify which kernel version
worked with socal.c, the poster only says "when I hand built kernels"
4) This mess has been discussed several times on the sparclinux list
Is there any evidence that socal.c has worked with modern kernels ?.